School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

#UoNgoingplaces competition

Each year, we run a competition to encourage our students to share photographs of their year abroad with us via social media, using the hashtag #UoNgoingplaces.


2022 winner - Mont Veyrier, France by Mia Hubbard

A photo of a person with long hair lying on a hammock on top of a snowy mountain.

It’s beautifully structured, with a great use of light and shadow. It’s deceptively simple in terms of what is framed but the more you look, the richer the photograph becomes.
Associate Professor Mark Rawlinson

2022 runners-up

A black and white photo of the outside of Pompidou Centre in Paris.

The Centre Pompidou, France by Charles Catmur

A person dressed in grey winter clothes walking alongside a snowy mountainous path toward wooden lodges.

Grindelwald, Switzerland by Edward Hagen


2021 Winner

Lake Titisee, Germany by Cassandra Brown

2021 runners-up

An artistic shot of cathedral domes taken through gratingCatedral De Valencia, Spain by Thibault Blanchetiere
The reflection of a red stone building, the mirror is cut into a grid which distorts the reflection with a very pleasing patternCoimbra, Portugal by Thibault Blanchetiere
A typical German castle sits on a river edge nestled in treesLimburg an der Lahn, Germany by Ndey Fatou
A dreamy, pale image of a girl walking down a cobbled street in MontmartreMontmartre, France by Elysia Knight-Francis

A stylised shot of a hot day on a beautiful beach, waves lap the shore under a bright sunPlage de Boucan-Canot, Reunion by Chloe Longley

A sunset view over a valley, a river and city can be seen in the distance and couples picnicking in the foregroundHeidelberg, Germany by Imogen Motler

2021 Highly commended

A sunset picnic in a German vineyard, a pair of sneakered feet are visible next to a white wicker basketGermany by Cassandra Brown

A donkey in colourful Spanish tack stands in a square wearing a sign reading 'Burro Taxi'Malaga, Spain by Amelia Ferries

A typical Russian palace. It is beige and orange, angular and squat.Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn, Estonia by Enya Flint 


2020 Winners

A woman stands in front of the massive clock face at the Musee de Orsay in ParisParis by Imogen Mansley (Paris)

A Russian cityscape view with new skyscrapers flanked by traditional lower buildingsRussia by Molly Jennison


2020 runners-up

~A snowy day in front of a ceremonial gate post.Asher Mayers-Thompson 

Two people stand wrapped against the cold in a narrow, graffitied alleywayFaye Munson-Pike

Two girls in sunglasses pose on a hot day, on a bridge with a cathedral in the backgroundAisling Pigott


A marina on a hot summer's eveningRosie Priest

A massive waterfall in a tropical location under a blue sky with white fluffy cloudsVivian Sardo

A city street with cars an bikes under an ominous sky with dark and orange cloudsAbigail Williams


Previous winners and runners up 

  An unusual statue made from delicate metal strands, lit within on at duskWinner 2019: Adam Tarasewicz (Spain)

A structurally interesting red bridge shot at night and lit to highlight curves and hard linesWinner 2018:
Georgina O'Kane (Spain) 

An atmospheric black and white picture of an underground train shortly before the doors shutWinner 2017: Ana Mihajlovic (Russia) 


A man stands in shorts looking down at Rio Janerio and across at the famous mountainous landscapeWinner 2016: Jacob Kennison (Rio de Janeiro)

 A moody shot on a mountain in Peru looking down through mist at Machu PicchuRunner-up 2019: Kirsty Horsfall (Peru)

A hand holds a polaroid shot of a tower building in china, directly in front of the real thingRunner-up 2018:
Ryan Stanley (China) 


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